Let's be honest: when it comes to makeup, brushes, sponges, and other beauty tools, we could all level up our cleaning game. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to find the time, motivation, or even proper techniques. Makeup artists have the advantage here, as keeping the tools of their trade squeaky clean for clients is a must for their business. However, when it comes to our personal products, which often seem safely hidden away in the bathroom, it can be tempting to put off this important step for all beauty routines.
With the ever growing popularity of the Beautyblender in mind, we decided to take the guesswork out of makeup sponge sanitation for you with a quick how-to. We asked our friend, Elley (@beauty_by_elley), to give our readers a run through. Elley is a makeup enthusiast and uses these tools on herself. With her simple words of wisdom, you can finally banish those pesky excuses and give your blender the cleaning it deserves.
Sometimes life gets in the way and we procrastinate on Halloween looks. So for all of you busy folks out there, we put together this Halloween makeup infographic that's easy enough for everyone of all levels of makeup expertise to follow, use, and benefit from. Don't forget to shop the Frends Beauty Halloween makeup section on http://www.frendsbeauty.com/halloween-makeup.html. When you post your looks on Instagram, hashtag #frendsbeauty so we can see them!
When you want your eyeshadow to last a while, do you turn to a primer or a base? Though the terms are often used interchangeably, the two are not the same! It's important to know the difference so you can choose the best one for your look.
We're kind of obsessed with fictitious characters like Elle Woods and Cher Horowitz. You know, little miss perfect types who are always exquisitely styled, groomed and, above all, matching. Sometimes it can be fun to let these fictional ladies inspire your makeup look; nothing screams "fictional little rich girl" quite like lips and eyes that perfectly match. While matching can be fun, we have to admit, we're way more into coordinating.
How sweet it is to pour a glass of wine, crank up the tunes and spend 1-2 hours doing your most complicated, Kylie-inspired, and totally contoured face. Sometimes it's fun to use every product in your beauty arsenal in the quest to transform yourself into someone else. However, if you're going in for a job interview, this is not one of those occasions.
In a world where it seems like everyone is trying to go more "green," it seems like we're hearing more and more about beauty products that are "eco-friendly." However, for as much as we hear this term being tossed around, it feels like many of us don't really understand what it means. To be perfectly honest with you, we here at Frends Beauty weren't too clear on what it meant either. We knew that we carried tons of great products that were classified as "eco-friendly," but we weren't sure just what that entailed. So, we did our research and we found just about everything there is to know about "green" beauty. To help you learn about the world of eco-friendly products, here are some common phrases you'll hear and just what they mean.
Have you ever wondered if you really need all those skin care products cluttering up your cabinet space? We can totally relate. We're breaking it down here and describing each product and why you need it - and the one you really can't miss.
Have you always wanted a tattoo, but are afraid to take the plunge? Or maybe you just want a temporary tattoo to complete your Halloween costume. Whatever the reason, you can easily create your own temporary tattoo right at home using makeup! Here's how:
Your eyebrows are one of the first things people notice about you, usually. They frame your face, enunciate your mood, and help portray your thoughts in a non-verbal mode. In other words, they're pretty important to most of us. Some people were blessed with eyebrows that they consider perfect for their face. Others, not so much. Today we asked some of our pro clients about a common concern, and for some tips on how to make thin eyebrows look more full.
1/12) When trying to make thin brows appear more full, the trick is layers. I fill first with a lighter color in the overall shape I need, then go in with a darker color and create hair strokes. This gives the brow dimension and a really natural look. - Treja McClish